I learned to knit when I was a child, but it wasn’t until I picked up the needles in grad school and re-learned the basics that it became an obsession. That was ten years ago and I’m still ...
I learned to knit when I was a child, but it wasn’t until I picked up the needles in grad school and re-learned the basics that it became an obsession. That was ten years ago and I’m still knitting.
I began designing because I wanted to make one-of-a-kind sweaters for my baby girl. Eventually, I began developing those designs into patterns. I love creating knits with interesting details and a healthy dose of texture.
This breezy tunic is perfect for springtime weather, and worked up in worsted weight wool, it's nearly instant knitting gratification. Pattaconk features a sideways constructed bodice in squooshy garter stitch with short-row shaped cap sleeves and an A-line skirt with an off-center leaf lace inset.
This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners. It features several techniques, including knitting in the round, short row shaping, lace knitting, and picking up stitches.
This is a seamless garment, so the only finishing is blocking and weaving in ends. The pattern includes both charted and written instructions for the lace inset.
20 stitches and 28 rows / 4" (10 cm) in stockinette st on larger needles
22 stitches and 40 rows /4" (10 cm) in garter st on smaller needles